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Triathlon back in action

The NSMS triathlon is back after a one-year hiatus. - File photo
The NSMS triathlon is back after a one-year hiatus.
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The North Saanich Middle School triathlon kicks off Oct. 31 and teachers and students alike are looking forward to the annual tradition.

“The school has being doing it for about 25 years and everyone looks forward to it every year,” said Grade 6/7 teacher Kristi Timmermans. “Both the students and staff participate and this year we’ve really pushed for full participation. I would say about 99 per cent of of our (Grade) 6’s and 7’s and many of our (Grade) 8’s are too.”

The annual event was cancelled last year because of teacher job action and the transition of the school from its old location to the new one.

The triathlon kicks off around 9:30 a.m. with the students walking over to Sandown racetrack.

“Once the kids have done their 50 meter swims and gotten their times, we go over to Sandown (on the 31) and they do the 1.5 kilometer run on a set course in the racetrack field,” Timmermans explained. “Once they have done their run, the students meet up with their cycling partner and complete the three kilometer ride.”

The race wraps up at the end of Galaran Road and students go back to enjoy an afternoon of fun and games, said Timmermans.

 

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